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Koru: A Program to Help Students with Stress at Duke University

Koru - A Program to Help Students with Stress at Duke University

“I don’t think I would have made it through grad school without this class.”

This is a quotation from a Duke student who participated in Koru, a course to help students with stress that has its inspiration in mindfulness meditation and The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s mind-body skills group model.

Koru, which is a Maori symbol for growth around a stable center, began at Duke University in 2007 and has since then transformed the lives of hundreds of Duke students.
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Contentment

Contentment

Recently, my husband and I were on an 800 mile cross country drive returning our oldest son to college. The Sunday before the drive I had slipped and fallen, resulting in an injury to my rotator cuff; I also had cystitis (an annoying and uncomfortable irritation of the bladder); and my husband was having an arthritic flare, his right wrist throbbing. A few days prior to that our home was flooded accidentally when a bathroom faucet overflowed; shorting out our electrical system and collapsing the kitchen ceiling. I also had a recent job promotion with enormous responsibilities. We actually left home 4 hours later than planned because I had to go to work to complete some important tasks.
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Coping in the Courtroom — and in Life

Coping in the Courtroom -- and in Life

I assisted a young girl who was sex trafficked and helped her to overcome barriers with testifying in criminal court against her predators and they received maximum sentences as a direct result of my training through The Center for Mind-Body Medicine.
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Five Reasons We Believe in Food as Medicine

Five Reasons We Believe in Food as Medicine

Robin Gentry McGee is a Food As Medicine graduate and Founder and CEO of Functional Formularies, producer of Liquid Hope, the world’s first whole foods feeding tube formula. We’re so proud of Robin’s remarkable food as medicine product — and now Functional Formularies is a Supporter of our program! This is her post previously published on her blog, published here on the day our fall 2014 Food As Medicine program begins.

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